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Tom Raworth, 1938–2017 February 9, 2017: In a PennSound Daily entry, Michael S. Hennessey relays the saddening news that Tom Raworth died on Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Raworth had prepared his friends, admirers, and readers [...] by

Rest in Peace, Thomas Lux (1946–2017) February 6, 2017: We are saddened to report that renowned poet Thomas Lux has passed away at the age of 70. From the Academy of American Poets: The late Stanley Kunitz noted that “[Lux is] sui generis, his own kind [...] by

RIP Harry Mathews, 1930–2017 January 26, 2017: Le Monde has confirmed the news that poet, writer, translator, and Oulipo member Harry Mathews has died. The Paris Review Daily reports the news in English. “In Harry, the Review has lost one [...] by

Mark Baumer Dies at 33 January 26, 2017: This week we’ve been reading obituaries for Mark Baumer, whose tragic death came on the 100th day of his barefoot walk across the country when he was struck by an SUV in Florida. He intended [...] by

Judith Ortiz Cofer Dies at 64 January 4, 2017: Online Athens has noted the death of poet, novelist, and professor Judith Ortiz Cofer. Cofer, a professor at the University of Georgia, died on December 30th at the age of 64. Wayne Ford remembers [...] by

RIP David Meltzer (1937-2016) January 3, 2017: Over the weekend as the New Year was being rung in, the multi-talented poet, musician, jazz critic, teacher, and scholar David Meltzer died at the age of 79. Meltzer was a long-time fixture in the [...] by

Irish Poet John Montague Dies at 87 December 12, 2016: Over the weekended we were saddened by the news of the death of poet John Montague at the age of 87. As the Independent reports, Montague was a much-loved, prolific, and award-winning writer who [...] by

NYT Observes the Death of Robert A. Wilson, Phoenix Book Shop Proprietor December 9, 2016: The New York Times reports that Robert A. Wilson, proprietor of the Phoenix Book Shop—a haunt popular with New York City’s poets—has died. “Allen Ginsberg was a regular. Diane di [...] by

Hyperallergic Remembers Brazilian Poet and Art Critic Ferreira Gullar December 8, 2016: Brazilian poet and art critic Ferreira Gullar died of pneumonia over the weekend at the age of 86. “In art,” Elisa Wouk Almino writes “Gullar is perhaps best known for penning the [...] by

RIP Benjamin Hollander November 30, 2016: We were saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Hollander, who died on November 21st. At Jacket2, Joshua Schuster and Steve Dickison remember Hollander as a poet of conversation. From the top: [...] by